Think you missed the esports boat? No worries: here are some frequently asked questions to get you up-to-speed. Ready, Player One?
As a former middle school teacher, Kailey is passionate about pursuing educational solutions that keep students at the forefront of their learning experience. She has taken this passion beyond the classroom to various onsite and virtual classrooms of teachers around the world, having authored and piloted various curricula and led webinars on both education technology as well as pedagogical issues such as curriculum writing and teaching grammar. Kailey has also developed customized instruction for both technical topics and pedagogical practices, articulating the “Why?” behind specific adult learning initiatives while responding in real-time to individual learning needs, styles, and proficiency level.
It's undeniable that some things are truly flourishing in this new environment. Others are not. It's basically daisy-petal-picking at this point. Here are my takeaways…
I thought I would either love online teaching or hate it. But I don’t. I only have today, and how I feel about teaching during these conditions.
For every single student in my room, I have become passionate about asking; Why I am teaching THIS, when I could be teaching THAT?
Purposeful homework indeed has a purpose, yet I need to have boundaries on my own time. Enter the concept of video homework.
With the omnipresence of screens, we’re getting less sleep. While it's easy to direct teens to turn off their devices and get more sleep, are we taking our own advice?
When I reviewed my students’ work, I noticed that only one drew a picture of their solution strategy. The rest lacked a visual context for making sense of the problem.
I teach at a small, independent arts school in the middle of downtown. We are so small, in fact, that we share spaces with other organizations in the area, one of which is a gorgeous church. Thus, no one has a “classroom”; we share space with each other and with the church.
The Maker Movement is all about options: what would you like to create? How best would you like to express that project? What materials and tools would help bring about your desired results? It makes sense then that our professional learning around makerspaces should be as equally diverse and customizable. Below, explore different mediums for growing your own maker capacity.